History Main / DeathAsComedy

1st Sep '17 4:02:43 PM Wyldchyld
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "Cape Troubles": Ruby almost hangs herself when she tries to jump from the top bunk only to have her cape get caught by accident. Her face even starts to turn blue from lack of oxygen as she gasps "Not like this! Not like this!"

to:

** "Cape Troubles": Ruby almost hangs herself when she tries to jump from the top bunk only to have her cape get caught by accident. Her face even starts to turn blue from lack of oxygen as she gasps "Not like this! Not like this!"
1st Sep '17 4:01:25 PM Wyldchyld
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'': In the first series, when Ruby tries to mention some of the tragic events of the main show, Nora interrupts, emphatically telling the audience that nothing bad ever happens in the Chibi world, prompting Ren to suggest they stick to comedy. Death and near-death is therefore a common source of comedy in this show.
** "Cape Troubles": Ruby almost hangs herself when she tries to jump from the top bunk only to have her cape get caught by accident. Her face even starts to turn blue from lack of oxygen as she gasps "Not like this! Not like this!"
** "Neptune's Phobia": Neptune stands in for Sun as the swimming pool's life-guard. When Jaune slips and falls into the pool right beside Neptune's chair, Jaune struggles for air and desperately calls for help. However, Neptune looks the opposite way and ignores what's happening. Eventually, Jaune sinks below the water and releases one final bubble that pops into the word "dead".
** In "Boy Band", Neptune tries to fix Jaune's makeup only to discover that it's made of latex, which he's allergic to. His hand and then ''his entire head'' promptly turn red and swell up, prompting him to say [[FamousLastWords "Remember me... as I was..."]]
26th Jun '17 10:18:42 AM case
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Often a form of BlackComedy and a SisterTrope to GallowsHumor. TheyKilledKennyAgain is a subtrope of this if it's PlayedForLaughs. Can overlap with BloodyHilarious and {{Gorn}}. Compare BlackComedyRape.

to:

Often a form of BlackComedy and a SisterTrope to GallowsHumor. TheyKilledKennyAgain is a subtrope of this if it's PlayedForLaughs. Can overlap with BloodyHilarious and {{Gorn}}. Sometimes comes with a StockScream. Compare BlackComedyRape.
9th May '17 12:42:33 AM waters20
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* As you had already guessed, ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' has a good number of these, in which many victims get killed in some of the most hilarious ways. [[TooDumbToLive Their stupidity that causes their own death]] just adds on to the humor.
24th Mar '17 3:13:38 PM Crino37
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Often a form of BlackComedy and a SisterTrope to GallowsHumor. TheyKilledKennyAgain is a subtrope of this if it's PlayedForLaughs. Can overlap with BloodyHilarious. Compare BlackComedyRape.

to:

Often a form of BlackComedy and a SisterTrope to GallowsHumor. TheyKilledKennyAgain is a subtrope of this if it's PlayedForLaughs. Can overlap with BloodyHilarious.BloodyHilarious and {{Gorn}}. Compare BlackComedyRape.
24th Mar '17 3:13:13 PM Crino37
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Often a form of BlackComedy and a SisterTrope to GallowsHumor. TheyKilledKennyAgain is a subtrope of this if it's PlayedForLaughs. Compare BlackComedyRape.

to:

Often a form of BlackComedy and a SisterTrope to GallowsHumor. TheyKilledKennyAgain is a subtrope of this if it's PlayedForLaughs. Can overlap with BloodyHilarious. Compare BlackComedyRape.
11th Oct '16 7:36:19 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the third movie, a pirate is killed as part of [[IncomingHam Captain Teague's introduction]].
** In the fourth movie:

to:

** In the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third movie, movie]], a pirate is killed as part of [[IncomingHam Captain Teague's introduction]].
** In the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth movie:movie]]:



* ''TheHangover Part III'' has two in a row in its beginning, setting up the film's plot: a giraffe is decapitated by an overpass, causing a pile-up; and Alan's dad has a heart attack after discussing this with him (it happens in the background as he is listening to some loud music to get over the heavy conversation).

to:

* ''TheHangover Part III'' ''Film/TheHangoverPartIII'' has two in a row in its beginning, setting up the film's plot: a giraffe is decapitated by an overpass, causing a pile-up; and Alan's dad has a heart attack after discussing this with him (it happens in the background as he is listening to some loud music to get over the heavy conversation).
9th Oct '16 3:24:49 PM dmcreif
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The sudden death (at her desk) of Don's ancient secretary Miss Blankenship on ''Series/MadMen'' (in episode 4.09, "The Beautiful Girls") is played for some of the most ridiculous laughs the series has ever seen from start of the subplot (the discovery that she's dead) to the [[FunnyBackgroundEvent shunting around of her body in a rolling chair]] to avoid being seen by the clients. The subplot ends, however, on a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments very heartwarming moment]] from her former lover Bert Cooper: "She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the 37th floor of a skyscraper. She's an astronaut."

to:

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjInPSmSZW8 The sudden death death]] (at her desk) of Don's ancient secretary Miss Blankenship on ''Series/MadMen'' (in episode 4.09, "The Beautiful Girls") is played for some of the most ridiculous laughs the series has ever seen from start of the subplot (the discovery that she's dead) to the [[FunnyBackgroundEvent shunting around of her body in a rolling chair]] to avoid being seen by the clients. The subplot ends, however, on a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments very heartwarming moment]] (but still funny) note from her former lover Bert Cooper: "She was born in 1898 in a barn. She died on the 37th floor of a skyscraper. She's an astronaut."
16th Feb '16 8:41:28 PM Angeldeb82
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Come on, admit it. We've all seen it. Some [[ButtMonkey hapless loser]] or [[{{Mooks}} faceless redshirt]] bites it in a [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon strange]] and [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment unusual way]]. Maybe it was [[UndignifiedDeath embarrassing]]. Maybe he died because of [[TooDumbToLive his own stupidity]]. Maybe he had an {{anvil|OnHead}} dropped on him, or better yet a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge]]. Maybe he keeps getting killed every week by some monster, only to come back to be [[TheyKilledKenny killed off again]]. Perhaps he's [[TheWoobie small, furry]], and [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends cute]], yet the death is depicted as {{gor|n}}y and defined as possible. Any way it happens, someone is going to chuckle... unless you happen to be a {{Moral Guardian|s}} or easy offended, in which case it's DudeNotFunny.

to:

Come on, admit it. We've all seen it. Some [[ButtMonkey hapless loser]] or [[{{Mooks}} faceless redshirt]] bites it in a [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon strange]] and [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment unusual way]]. Maybe it was [[UndignifiedDeath embarrassing]]. Maybe he died because of [[TooDumbToLive his own stupidity]]. Maybe he had an {{anvil|OnHead}} dropped on him, or better yet a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge]]. Maybe he keeps getting killed every week by some monster, only to come back to be [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain killed off again]]. Perhaps he's [[TheWoobie small, furry]], and [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends cute]], yet the death is depicted as {{gor|n}}y and defined as possible. Any way it happens, someone is going to chuckle... unless you happen to be a {{Moral Guardian|s}} or easy offended, in which case it's DudeNotFunny.



* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' has titular character [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon Dokuro]], an angelic assassin, play this straight with the [[{{Buttmonkey}} unfortunate]] [[GenderBlenderName Sakura]], who gets an [[{{Gorn}} explicitly animated]] horrible club to the wherever whenever he does something Dokuro finds vaguely inappropriate. Of course, she also possesses the [[GoodThingYouCanHeal ability to bring him back]], which leads to a [[TheyKilledKennyAgain vicious cycle]].

to:

* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' has titular character [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon Dokuro]], an angelic assassin, play this straight with the [[{{Buttmonkey}} [[ButtMonkey unfortunate]] [[GenderBlenderName Sakura]], who gets an [[{{Gorn}} explicitly animated]] horrible club to the wherever whenever he does something Dokuro finds vaguely inappropriate. Of course, she also possesses the [[GoodThingYouCanHeal ability to bring him back]], which leads to a [[TheyKilledKennyAgain vicious cycle]].



* ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' and [[WeekendAtBerniesII its sequel]], along with any film that uses [[OfCorpseHesAlive the same schtick]].

to:

* ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' and [[WeekendAtBerniesII its sequel]], sequel, along with any film that uses [[OfCorpseHesAlive the same schtick]].



* [[Series/RedDwarf Arnold J. Rimmer]]. Twice. And in fact everyone on the ship except for the main characters; this is after all the TropeNamer for EverybodysDeadDave we're talking about.

to:

* [[Series/RedDwarf Arnold J. Rimmer]]. Rimmer.]] Twice. And in fact everyone on the ship except for the main characters; this is after all the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} for EverybodysDeadDave we're talking about.



** The crowner was that Compa [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments can heal his wounds, but cannot undo his death flag.]]

to:

** The crowner was that Compa [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments can heal his wounds, but cannot undo his death flag.]]flag]].
7th Jul '15 10:43:54 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Noted examples from ''LooneyTunes'' cartoons:

to:

* Noted examples from ''LooneyTunes'' ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons:
This list shows the last 10 events of 110. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DeathAsComedy